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has the details. >> reporter: alan barr of texas was stunned to discover that just before christmas red cross records showed he recently contributed $200 with his credit card. something he didn't actually do. while many of the victims in this latest hacker attack were corporate clients of the company stratfor, individual subscribers discovered that their information was taken too. >> they could have ruined our christmas. >> reporter: the hackers tried to steal $700,000 in all from his account. most of the charitable contributions will be returned because they were stolen to start with. the attack is a major embarrassment for stratfor that shut down its website saying it was undergoing maintenance. the group unanimous was clearly relishing the attention claiming in a statement that there's "plenty more havoc in store for the rest of the week." it called for the release of army private bradley manning who is accused of passing on thousands of classified government documents to wikileaks, the website the hacker group has aided in the past and they have released hundreds of clients an
, brian mooar, news 4. >>> west texas got a rare dusting of snow over night. this was the scene in abilene. a mix started falling. temperatures weren't cold enough for it to stick. it was a mild, but cloudy afternoon for most of us. get out the umbrellas. storm 4 meteorologist veronica johnson joins us to tell us when we are going to get wet. veronica? >> on the other side of midnight, the showers are going to move in. for the evening, we have dry conditions. not much sunshine as we look out the window there. we have a mostly cloudy sky. throughout the day today, we have seen a little bit of thinning of the cloud deck across the area. 60 degrees for the temperature. for the evening, we could see a few sprinkles around the area. the bigger part of the rains are going wait until tomorrow. we have a stretch of weather that is going to be headed our way. the snow in texas is part of the same system. as we look around our area, not cold enough for snow by any means and not a shortage of mild air either. we are at 60 degrees. manassas and gaithersburg, 57. 61 in prince george's county. here is a
. >>> an injured model in texas is making remark l strides after accidentally walking into an airplane propeller. she spent christmas surrounded by loved ones. >> the creator of lolo magazine was able to shower on her own. last night, a large group of supporters gathered to raise money to pay her medical bills. ellen goldberg reports. >> this family has an amazing fight. >> reporter: most people here never met lauren scruggs but are touched by her fight to live. >> we pray. this is how it came about. >> reporter: this is a fund-raiser for the 23-year-old model and fashion blogger. she walked into a rotating plane propeller. the accident claimed her left hand and eye. >> the entire story is a miracle. the way she looks physically is miraculous. god has done great things to heal her body. >> reporter: she's returning to her spunky self and requesting her favorite foods during long rehab sessions. >> typically, when i'm not feeling well, i want junk food. she wants kale and brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes. >> i'm left speechless. it's so amazing how well she's doing. >> we love you, lauren. >> r
. >> a man in texas reported losing two envelopes with cash. >> i will always thank him for doing this. >> reporter: he lost the money gambling and dropped it trying to catch a flight. >> very difficult to get it back. >> reporter: he knew the odds of someone returning ten grand was slim. >> i think he was in shock. i don't know if he believed his. >> reporter: even though the real estate business is slow, there was never a question. >> it felt good to get it back to the guy. >> he says he felt like a million bucks and like he was floating on air after giving the guy his money back. >> i bet the guy felt that way, too. >> there are good people out there. good people. >>> coming up on news 4 at 4:00, a christmas delivery couldn't wait longer. >>> chuck bell will be back to work with the forecast. >>> follow news 4 online, search nbc washington on facebook and twitter. >>> today marks the first day of kwanzaa. ♪ it's a seven day celebration that started in 1966 and rooted in cultural affirmation. it's the pillars of the african-american community. it includes, family, community and fai
of the rainbow over ft. bliss, texas, was the return home of 200 soldiers who had been to iraq and now back in the arms of loved ones. >> it's good. it's about time. >> reporter: over the next few weeks at military institutions things like this will play out repeatedly. the drawdown of u.s. troops in iraq is just in time for the holidays. >> i'm happy he's going to be here for christmas. we were not expecting him. >> reporter: it's also just what president obama ordered. he went to ft. bragg in north carolina wednesday to cheer those returning, himself. >> on behalf of a grateful nation, i'm proud to finally say these two words and i know your families agree, welcome home. [ applause ] >> welcome home. >> reporter: mostly, the president praised those who went to fight the war since march, 2003. >> we are ending a war, not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. this is an extraordinary achieveme achievement. nearly nine years in the making. the war in iraq will soon belong to history. your service belongs to the ages. >> reporter: as he spoke, other troops in iraq prepared
they are at the federal government. the libertarian from texas, paul, surged to double the support he had here in the 2008 caucuses. polling second in one iowa voters survey, first in another, ron paul is on a role, slamming big brother government. >> this idea you have to give up liberties to be safe is nonsense. >> reporter: hanging on every word, james, mark and chris. mark switched candidates, again. >> started off bachman, cain, perry, now ron paul. >> reporter: his friend watching, unconvinced. also surging is rick santorum. he's focused on iowa. finally, he's polling third or fourth out of seven. if iowa says you are the guy, pushing us up to the top tier, they won't be able to ignore us anymore. >> reporter: newt gingrich is looking at later primaries. >> i'm 20 points ahead in other states. it would be foolish not to stay in the race. it's a long way from picking a nominee. >> reporter: mitt romney, for the first time, figures he can win iowa. >> i want to make sure your vote backing me is the vote that leads me to become the nominee. >> reporter: his new ad is all over iowa tv. >> the american i
lakes. down to the south in new mexico and west texas, that area could see accumulated snowfall. in dallas, if you are headed to dallas, could see rain in that region. watch out for that. the rest of the country, high and dry. a very good day out there as far as traveling is concerned. 50 degrees is the current temperature with winds north-northwest at 13 miles per hour. they are going to usher in cooler temperatures over the next couple days. we are talking numbers closer to average this time of year, still above average. 46 degrees in leesburg. 48 in manassas. 45 degrees by 9:00. waking up tomorrow to cool temperatures. temperatures we haven't seen too much of, but once again, we are five degrees above average to start the weekend. we'll talk more about the forecast tomorrow. of course, your christmas forecast coming up. >> all right, doug. >>> congress delivered a last minute extension of the payroll tax cut. they approved a two-month extension so 160 million americans don't have to pay 2% on income taxes. it's a victory for president obama but it did not come without a fight
: and the republican bill would fast track approval of the key stone oil pipeline. from canada to texas. opposed by environmentalists. but backed by some unions andle conservatives. >> the key stone xl pipeline will create as it has been said, 20,000 to 25,000 jobs immediately. >> reporter: but president obama who wants more study of the pipeline vows to veto today's bill if key stone is included. and he is escalating the fight. urging democrats to hold up the latest short-term government spending bill. until the house passes a plain pay roll tax cut extension. could government shut down on friday? the white house says congress still has plenty of time to work out an agreement on this latest fight over at a taxes and spending. i'm steve handelsman. news4 capitol hill. >> today donald trump announced that he will not moderate a republican presidential debate in eye wax trump says he couldn't moderate the debate and still have the option of running for president. only newt gingrich and rick santorum agreed to play farther in the debate. >>> when news4 continues, you can bet the police officer driv
that's going to develop down south. the white, that's the snow. areas from the panhandle of texas to chicago may see a little bit of snow. for us, hey, it's just rain we are talking about coming into the area mid part of next week. 46 on saturday. 43 on sunday. the early morning flurries. mid part of next week, right now, rain coming our way. 50 on tuesday. 54 degrees on wednesday. that's a look at the forecast. i'll step out of the way for you to take it all in. meanwhile, well, you know doug kammerer is out in the field today for holiday lights. doug, where are you today? >> oh, we are in fairfax right now. just to the west of woodson high school. look at this yard behind me. a beautiful yard all lit up. they have a lot of inflatables. we saw these tuesday night in another yard in bethesda. this has large ones, too. we are going to talk to the homeowners in a couple minutes then what you can expect as far as the weather is concerned in the 5:00 and 6:00 hour. right now, everybody around here, lots of kids, too. we are going to talk to them and introduce you to the family in a co
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